Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

This is sort of my own creation but seem to be a hit with the family. I am making it again tonight and thought I would figure up the stats and share it here. I hope you all enjoy it

Mini Turkey Meatloaves

1 pound ground 93 % lean turkey
1 pound ground turkey sausage
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 tbsp sage
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small bottle of Ketchup
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a mini loaf pan with non-stick spray. Combine all ingredients except for the ketchup. Mix well and then spread into mini loaf pan, as evenly as possible. Top all the mini loaves with ketchup and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done through. Make 8 servings. (one serving is 4 ounces)

Per Serving:

Calories: 255
Fat: 7
Carbs: 21
Protein: 22


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Apricot Onion Pork Medallions

I'm trying this new recipe for tonight's dinner. It sounds lovely and I will come back and add a review after we have it. I'm going to modify it a bit to suit my need for simplicity. This recipe is modified from the version found in All You's Eat Well Save Big Cook Book

1 lb whole pork tender loin, sliced into one inch slices
1/2 tsp tried thyme
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup low fat chicken broth
2 tbsp apricot jam
2 tbsp Dijon Mustard

Salt and pepper tenderloin on all sides to taste. Place in slow cooker. Arrange the sliced onion around the tenderloin.  Combine remaining ingredients and pour mixture over the tenderloin and onions. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until tender. This recipe serves 4 people

The original recipe called for these to be fried in butter and olive oil but I decided to cut the fat and make these a little more weight loss surgery friendly.

Nutrional Facts per Serving:

Calories: 232
Fat: 6 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Protein: 33 grams